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Warner Bros, DC working on 'Blue Beetle' movie

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Blue Beetle" film is in the works at DC and

The film is based on the Mexican-American comic book character Jaime

According to Variety, the studio has roped in Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer to pen the "Blue Beetle" screenplay.

Zev Foreman is executive producing the film for

The original "Blue Beetle" character, which debuted in 1939, had superpowers derived from a sacred scarab. He first manifested himself as Dan Garrett, a who fought crime with superpowers.

The second version of was Ted Kord, Garrett's student who continued costumed crime-fighting, but had no superpowers.

was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, and made his first appearance in a 2006 comic.

The "Blue Beetle" series of comic books was launched in 2011 and cancelled after 17 issues in 2013.

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First Published: Fri, November 30 2018. 13:05 IST